By Associated Press - Sunday, July 27, 2014

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) - A retired New York corrections officer is accused of killing a man at the Orangeburg nightclub he owned.

The Times and Democrat of Orangeburg reports (https://bit.ly/1uvFMjn ) 69-year-old James Williams was charged Saturday with murder in the July 19 death of 26-year-old Phillip Brunson at the Corner Pocket Club.

According to an incident report, Williams told deputies Brunson tried to enter his club with a pistol, and when Brunson shot at a glass door, Williams returned fire.

A woman told investigators she and Brunson were kicked out after a fight. Another witness said Brunson returned with a gun, and Williams gained control of the weapon during a struggle and shot Brunson.

Williams told the judge he’s a retired New York corrections captain who has lived in Orangeburg for 20 years.



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Information from: The Times & Democrat, https://www.timesanddemocrat.com

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